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championship

[cham-pee-uh n-ship] /ˈtʃæm pi ənˌʃɪp/
noun
1.
the distinction or condition of being a champion:
to win a championship.
2.
advocacy or defense:
championship of the underdog.
3.
championships, a series of competitions or contests to determine a champion:
the tennis championships.
Origin
1815-1825
1815-25; champion + -ship
Related forms
prechampionship, noun
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Examples from the web for championship
  • The legacy of championship racers and show horses could conceivably live on forever if reproducible copies are indeed feasible.
  • Even the championship-winning basketball team is at risk-no school means no team.
  • Take a bunch of monkeys and let them have a knockout coin toss championship.
  • He did not miss a single question in yesterday's preliminary rounds or today's final and championship rounds.
  • The team won the state championship ten straight times.
  • In the pre-computer era, teenage grandmasters were rarities and almost always destined to play for the world championship.
  • The championship game brings together the two best teams in the nation, but fans missed out by not having a playoffs.
  • Thousands of high school, college, and semi-pro teams held their championship match on the holiday.
British Dictionary definitions for championship

championship

/ˈtʃæmpɪənˌʃɪp/
noun
1.
(sometimes pl) any of various contests held to determine a champion
2.
the title or status of being a champion
3.
support for or defence of a cause, person, etc
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Word Origin and History for championship
n.

1812, "position of a champion," from champion (n.) + -ship. Meaning "competition to determine a champion" is recorded from 1893.

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